postcard design

photo of people riding bikes wearing helmets along waterfront, island in the background, blue sky, blue water, kassandradesigns, lakazdi, kassandra, photography, sylised text postcard style, corny cheesy postcard,

A postcard I designed to post out to friends and family. I decided to make the text “cheesy postcard style” which I enjoyed creating. I am also riding my bike wearing a dress that designed and sewed.

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The secret with the text was the selection tool to get space inside the type and deleting the inverse from photographs. These shapes of photograph are in layers behind the black text. I also used the selection and expand options to apply a white edge on the inside and the outside of the text. This was the most time consuming part of the process.

This was a fun, simple project which only took me an hour from start to print!

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old wallpapers

Putting this old wallpaper on here made me open the folder full of these old but still lovely wallpapers. These are all mostly made with photographs that I have taken or fractals I generated and multiple layers in photoshop.

The caption is the name of the wallpaper and also the foundation of what made it.

 

Bollywood - two fractals

bush gerl - photo relection

digital desert - photograph

 

skylight very funky - photograph reflected

 

mega energy bonus pack - fractal

 

my light energy - photograph and vector

 

eerie - photograph

 

portal tunnel - fractal

 

power within - two photographs

 

psy psy - two fractals

 

self portrait of duel personalities - unedited photograph

 

sun of an arvo - photograph

 

we spoilt it - unedited photograph with text

 


Sunset East Point Darwin

I have just been uploading the best Darwin photographs to my brand new flickr account. On top of this I added the absolute best four to my kassandraphotography blog.

It makes me want to add this addition to one of the photographs to my design blog.

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Original photograph with some added text.


website wallpapers

From my Archive: 2007

When I was studying at university there was a to-do list that went on forever. Since I was studying computer-based art and design I have some useful skills up my sleeve and I spent heaps of time on my computer. It made sense to have a digital to-do list. I managed to “dig up” a few of these website wallpapers I made to combat the list:

website wallpaper links picture text

website wallpaper example

website wallpaper links picture text

website wallpaper example 2

These website wallpapers comprised of:

  • whatever image I was fascinated with for the week or I made my own to fascinate myself for the next week
  • links to programs most often used
  • links to exact files stored on my hard drive (saved so much time)
  • step by step to-do list for every class
  • whichever typeface fascinated me the most at the time (the two examples I found use Brushed)

I updated these every other day to cross out things and made a whole new one most weekends. Sometimes I started with a table for each day sometimes it was grouped into classes.

These website wall papers were a great way to continue developing my HTML website making skill set and by using Window’s active desktop setting I made something that was easier to navigate then my operating system.


Flower Tag design

I recently bought 10 different types of flowers and pots to plant them in so I could add some colour to my backyard. After planting I was very upset at how crappy the flower tags were. I will not show the originals because they were that bad. They were all red, had a crazy huge logo and the text for each flower was small, upper case and white on red. These tags were more about the company who grew them than about the individual flowers. I had to change this – design tags that were all about the flowers and not me.

As a graphic designer and photographer I started with photographing my new flowers. After getting the photographs off my camera I had to select all the best photographs, about 10 minutes. I spent about 15 minutes getting a rough template together that has the shape, clipping mask all ready to go and the text in place. Using the ‘template’ and the selected photographs, typing in the name, changing colours etc took about 20 minutes for all the tags. So basically I made 10 flower tags in about 45 minutes. Below is 8 of the 10 tags:

flower tags designed by Kassandra

New flower tag design (on black to make the colours pop)

Once I printed them all I cut them out and laminated them and then cut them out (again). Below are the flower tags as they are displayed in the pots:

photographs of the flower tags designed by Kassandra in situ

photographs of the flower tags on display

I have already had some friends and family mistake these flower tags for being the tags that came with the flowers since they are so well designed and professional looking. I smile because this is what I do.